First legalization, now declassifying the drug. California has a mission to make cannabis more easily accessible for not only patients but research collectives as well. This week the state put in motion a bill with the attempt to remove marijuana from the schedule 1 drug list.
“The Legislature urges the Congress of the United States to pass a law to reschedule marijuana or cannabis and its derivatives from a Schedule I drug to an alternative schedule, therefore allowing the legal research and development of marijuana or cannabis for medical use,” reads a joint resolution approved by the California Assembly on Thursday with a vote of 60 to 10.
Along with trying to remove cannabis from the class associated with Heroin or LSD, the bill aims to alleviate the financial restrictions that cannabis companies face today. Currently banks will not work with cannabis companies due to fears of federal repercussions.